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Weighty Issue

Updated: 05/03/2005 - A weighty issue is on the table at a casino in Atlantic City. Cocktail waitresses at New Jersey's Borgata Casino could be fired if they don't adhere to a weight-limit policy. In Reno and Sparks, cocktail waitresses are considered brand ambassadors for casinos and therefore, appearance at varying degrees is taken into consideration.

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Who's More Secure

Updated: 05/03/2005 - Last night in the first part of our special report "Who's More Secure," Nevada lawmakers are critical of the way homeland security dollars are distributed. Tonight, we'll look at some of the equipment being bought...which is raising the eyebrows of even some congressional leaders.

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Rising Gang Violence

Updated: 05/03/2005 - Two recent shootings and more than 20 violent crimes in the past couple months have law enforcement working overtime to monitor gang activity here in the Reno area. With the weather warming up and school year drawing to a close....the 21 members of the "Regional Gang Unit" are stepping up their efforts.

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Happy Ending To Missing Toddler Case

Updated: 05/02/2005 - Search teams were called off and a missing little girl was back home. Sunday afternoon seven-year old Andreana Alvarado disappeared from her family's front yard. After several stressful hours for her family and neighbors, the little girl was found sleeping just a few feet from where everyone was searching.

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Charges Dismissed

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 05/02/2005 - The president of the University of Nevada, Reno has dismissed misconduct charges brought against a professor who triggered a federal investigation of alleged abuse of UNR research animals.

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The Solace Tree

Updated: 05/03/2005 - The Solace Tree - Providing support , hope and assistance to children, adolescents, parents and caregivers. Offering healthy ways to deal with grief during difficult times. 775-324-7723.

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Solider Killed

Nevada Soldier Lost

Updated: 05/02/2005 - A soldier-- with roots in the Truckee Meadows-- has been killed in Iraq. 31-year old Army Sergeant Eric Morris was killed on April 28th, when a bomb exploded near his military vehicle.

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Coach Arrested For Sexual Assault

Updated: 05/02/2005 - A Washoe County school district coach has been arrested on two charges of sexual misconduct with a student. The suspect is identified as 40 year old James Marquez. He is now being held on a fourteen thousand dollar bail. Newschannel 8's Kara Tsuboi looks how the district screens these people.

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30 Year Anniversary of Fall of Saigon

Updated: 04/30/2005 - Thirty years ago, the United States withdrew the the last of our troops from Vietnam, as the communists took over the country and renamed its capitol.

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Driving Blind

Updated: 04/29/2005 - More than a dozen children were killed just this month because of cars backing over them. But, even more are sent to the hospital with injurines because they get in a driver's blind spot and get hit.

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Rising Bus Fares

Updated: 04/29/2005 - If you ride the bus, get ready to spend more money. The Regional Transportation Commission -- or RTC -- has proposed increasing bus fares up to ten percent.

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Green Grass

Updated: 04/28/2005 - Record snowfall and a rainy spring nourish new and old growth, especially the cheat grass. But, this green is about to go away.

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Floods and Fires

Updated: 04/27/2005 - Heavy rain tested the steep hillside where fire raged a year ago taking out much of the vegetation and stability.

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Tax Controversy

Posted: 04/27/2005 - Officials in Storey County says a state tax loophole may have cost them millions of dollars. At the center of the debate are construction supplies and how that sales tax should be allocated.

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Payday Loan Bill

Updated: 04/27/2005 - The Nevada Assembly has voted unanimously for a bill that lowers rates Advance Pay Day loan companies can charge.

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Possible Scam

Updated: 04/27/2005 - The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows says some kids resenting a California Boys & Girls Club have aproached at least five homes in the downtown area asking for money in exchange for candy bars so that they may attend a “conference”.

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Bankruptcy Law

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Northern Nevadans are filing for bankruptcy in record numbers...ever since President Bush signed a new law last Wednesday.

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Harolds Mural To Live Again

Updated: 04/26/2005 - It was a downtown landmark for a half century, now it appears the Harolds Club mural has found a new home. The mural has been in storage for years, but it's being restored and will soon be on display again.

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Booming Business

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Plans for the "world's largest" industrial park to be built in Northern Nevada are still moving full speed ahead. The 102-thousand acre development will be located 8 miles east of Sparks in Storey County.

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Nightclub Drugging

Updated: 04/26/2005 - Reno Police are now piecing together the clues to see if the four incidents are indeed related. And if the women were truly drugged, what was the substance? Early Sunday morning, two women were found near 4th Street and Virginia. And another two were down on West 2nd and Sierra. Police have not named the clubs where the alleged drugging happened, but they say that doesn't really matter...it could happen anywhere.

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House Hunting

Updated: 04/24/2005 - The western US has surpassed the rest of the country with the high cost of home prices. But, local realtors say that average is even higher in Northern Nevada.

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Grocery Shopping

Updated: 04/23/2005 - A local owned and operated grocery chain decides to close one of it's south Reno stores.

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Retirement Lost

Updated: 04/22/2005 - Some of the more well-known local doctors, lawyers, and judges...may have lost their retirement funds, amid allegations of mismanagement by their accountant. News Channel Eight has obtained court documents related to the case.

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Saving Space

Updated: 04/22/2005 - Carson City is trying to preserve it's open space, while avoiding conflict with local developers.

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School Emergency Drill

Updated: 04/25/2005 - Sparks High School conducted an important test today but it had nothing to do with academics. Police and teachers took part in a simulation ---designed to save lives in an emergency like Columbine.

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